Postal and proxy voting
You can only vote if your name appears on the register of electors. If you're not sure whether you're registered, or if you need to register, please contact the Elections Team at the Shirehall on 0345 678 9015. Even when an election has been called, you still have time to register up to 12 working days before polling day.
Ways in which to vote
Additional information can also be found on the Your Vote Matters website.
Annual absent vote signature refresh
Annually in January, Shropshire Council is legally required to write to all absent voters (either postal or proxy) whose signature on their last absent vote application is more than 5 years old. These electors are being asked to provide a fresh signature, to ensure that we have the most accurate hand-writing example on their application.
What should I do if I get a form?
- Please read the guidance notes on the form carefully.
- If you want to keep your postal (or proxy) vote, you must provide us with your current signature, which should be written in the box in the top right-hand part of your form. We also ask that you give us your date of birth, but this information is optional.
- If you no longer wish to vote by post (or proxy), you should place a tick in the box on the left-hand side of the form and sign it immediately below, where indicated.
- Please return your signed form in the pre-paid envelope provided or send us a PDF copy to email@example.com.
- If you are no longer able to provide a signature due to illness or disability, you (or your helper) should write a brief explanation on the form as to why, and we will contact you separately by letter with further instructions.
If we have not received the form back by the closing date stated in the letter, we must by law, cancel your postal (or proxy) vote. We will write to you to tell you that your postal (or proxy vote) has been cancelled, after the deadline date for renewal applications has passed.